WorldViews: Ukraine’s parliament may have just saved the country from its crisis

By Max Fisher, February 21, 2014

Ukraine's parliament has just approved a resolution that allows for the release of Yulia Tymoshenko, a former prime minister and opposition leader who has been in jail since 2011. Tymoshenko's arrest, ostensibly for a natural gas deal she signed with Russia while in office, is widely considered to have been political. She was a major rival to President Viktor Yanukovych and ran against him in the 2010 presidential election.

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